Jo Laudean Clift, age 89, of Centralia, passed away at 2:30 am on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at her home in Centralia, Illinois. He worked as clerk for the Webster County Courthouse in Marshfield, Missouri for 3 years. She also worked at H&R Block during tax season. She worked seasonally at Myers Orchard. She moved to Centralia in 1962. She previously lived in Marshfield, Mo. She was member of First United Methodist Church. She was member of United Methodist Women for over 35 years. She sang in the church choir. She loved to red, garden, sew, & quilting. She was very involved with many church committees and activities. In the past she ad held many church offices. She always put her family first & was always good neighbor.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, December 22, 2014 at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia. Interment will follow in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with Rev. Rusty Beals Officiating. Friends may call on Sunday evening from 4-6 pm at the funeral home. For those who wish, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, and will be accepted at the Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia, who is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.irvinfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the family.
Mrs. Clift is survived by her husband; 2-sons- Rick Clift of Centralia, Il; Randy Clift & wife Diane of Patoka, Il; 2-daughters- Debbie Street & husband Steve of Walnut Hill, Il; Vicki Clift of Centralia, Il; Sister- Shirley Joyce Bagby & husband Rick of Branson, Mo; grandchildren- Justin Cole, Alexis Clift, Chelsea Clift, Cole Clift, Kimberly Cohen & husband Mike, Steven Street, Shane Street & wife Ashley, Staci Becker & husband Matt, Breanna Clift, Johnnie Clift, Sara Payne & husband Mark, Andrew Harvard, 10- Great Grandchildren, also numerous nieces & nephews.
He was born on December 28, 1924 in Marshfield, Mo, the daughter of Robert Joseph & Edna Lucille (Childress) Renner. Jo married Kenneth Gene Clift on July 3, 1943 in Ozark, Mo. He still survives in Centralia. She is preceded in death by her parents & sister- Retha Redelsperger.